Saints | Will start negotiations with Jimmy Graham
Wed, 02 Jul 2014 19:31:57 -0700
The New Orleans Saints will now begin contract negotiations with the agent franchise free-agent TE Jimmy Graham, because the two sides were waiting on the ruling on Graham's grievance before starting contract talks. There appears to be a chance that Graham will not be interested in his franchise tender if the two sides are not able to reach an agreement before the July 15 deadline and could hold out during training camp and possibly the regular season.
Owners should watch this situation, because there is a chance Graham holds out if he does not get a contract he likes. Graham is one of the top fantasy tight ends at this point, but his value could go down if he holds out during the regular season.
Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport